The role of the private sector is particularly vital today amid strong signals by some Caribbean economies of returning to positive growth in 2015.
This view has been shared by Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton, on the eve of a two-day international colloquium designed to facilitate dialogue between regional and international private sector leaders, politicians and academics.
Coke-Hamilton said the role of the private sector was even more critical today than previously given its importance in driving economic growth. “So to the extent to which the private sector continues to make the necessary investment and diversify their base of operations and engage in innovation, then the economies will continue to improve and increase growth,” the Executive Director continued.
Caribbean Export is organising a second conference, Caribbean Exporters Colloquium 2014, at the Hilton Barbados from November 11-12 to help provide a road map for regional economic recovery.
The primary objective is to bring together thought leaders on the issues affecting export development diversification, expansion and penetration of markets and importantly facilitate exchanges between the private and public sectors in the region and externally. Continue reading “Paving the Way for Private Sector Growth”